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Jan 1, 2023

A Frosty Farm Scene

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Year in Review 2022 - Favorite Creations of the Year *Blog Hop* and a Small Prize Giveaway

Good morning and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope it will be a happy and healthy one for you!

I am here bright and early with my design team card for the Four Seasons January challenge where we are in the middle of "Winter" so come join us with all your winter themed creations! We have a fabulous optional mood board (see above), you may use it or  not. Of course my card was completely inspired by it. Maybe I took it too literal but I love how it turned out!!

I created a farm like winter scene using stamps from Penny Black (Snow Blanket, Nature's Gifts) Lavinia Stamps (Seasonal Tree, Winter Magic) and a digi from Mo Manning. I've had this cute sheep image for a long time, somehow never used it before. This is one of her very early digis. 

The fence and branches in the foreground were stamped using Pumice Stone ink and the tree on the right side using Ground Espresso ink. I fussy cut the sheep after printing (it is part of a hillside scene which I did not use here). The sheep on the image is holding flowers in its mouth, I cut those off but the stems are still there so lets pretend those are branches :) 

The words on the background are by Lavinia. I used Hickory Smoke ink to stamp them. A few die cut snowflakes using Penny Black's Dancing Snowflakes die set were added along with some rhinestones. I used a clear glitter Sakura gel pen to highlight the snow on the fence and branches. 

As always, the challenge runs until January 25th, so there is plenty of time to join us!

Thanks so much for visiting! 

In case you haven't heard... I'm co-hosting a year in review blog hop along with a group of other crafters where we share our favorites of 2022 and I have a prize giveaway too. Hope you'll stop by to check it out! Prize giveaway ends on January 6th.

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I am linking up here:

Cardz 4 Guyz - Winter Theme
Crafty Animals - Animals

These are Always Anything Goes, I may not share with all but hope to link up when possible:

A Gem of a Challenge unlimited entries
A Perfect Time To Craft unlimited entries
Classic Design  Challenge unlimited entries
DL.Art Linky Challenge unlimited entries/ once per day
LeAnn’s World 101 unlimited entries
We Love 2 Create (creative/mixed media) unlimited entries
A Place To Start 8 entries max
613 Avenue Create 8 entries max
Path of Positivity 7 entries max
The Paper Funday 6 entries max
Word Art Wednesdays 5 entries max
The Corrosive Challenges 4 entries max 
Through The Craft Room Door 4 entries max
Crafty Catz 3 entries max
Creative Fingers 3 entries max
Ally's Angels 3 entries max  
Arty Divas 3 entries max
Crafts Galore Encore 3 entries max
Creatalicious Challenges 3 entries max
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday (my own challenge) 3 entries max  
Let's Craft & Create Challenge 3 entries max 
QKR Stampede 3 entries max
The Creative Crafters 3 entries max
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 3 entries max
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 3 entries max
Taylor Made Cards 4 U 3 entries max

Link Parties:


  1. You really captured the Winter feel on you card Ellie and that Sheep is such a fun addition.

    Wishing you a Happy and Crafty 2023.

    B x

    1. Thank you, Brenda! Wishing you the same!

  2. I absolutely ADORE this, what a creative and fabulous scene!! Happy New Year!!

  3. Oh Ellie you have captured our mood board PERFECTLY! Love the scene you've created ... especially since the rest of us went with mittens lol. GREAT JOB! Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks Darlene! Had lots of fun with the mood board! Good thing I don't have any mittens images, I probably would have used them, too :)

  4. LOVE this.
    Happy N-ewe(!) Year to Ewe! xxx

    1. What a fun and cute comment :) Thank you, dear Sarn!

  5. Adorable wintery scene Ellie, and the sheep is SO cute!! :)
    Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks Alice! Same to you, too!!

  6. This is really great!! I love it.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART January 2023 Linky challenge.
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    *please note my challenge rules have changed

  7. Your winter scene is gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.

  8. Was für eine schöne winterliche Karte und das Schaf ist der Hit, liebe Ellibelle.

    Alles Liebe für 2023
    wünscht Dir

  9. Das ist ja eine tolle Winterkarte. Ein Schaf auf einer Winterkarte sieht man selten, aber es passt perfekt!!!

  10. Your frosty farm scene is a gem...I love it so much!! A perfect creation for our "winter" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! So glad you found time during this Holiday season to play along with us!! Deb Horst, DT #C4G312

  11. Such a serene and lovely card! Loving the subtle colors and wintery snow with this sweet little one! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  12. Very cute - love the neutral colour palette. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  13. Such a nice winter scene, love that cute little sheep! Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

  14. Happy New Year Ellie love this festive creation a super scene
    lorraine x

  15. That farm scene is lovely!

  16. Love your winter farm scene you created, so cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and PaperFunDay and Critter Crazies.

  17. A stunning scene Ellie - love how 'real' it feels, especially to one who is in mid summer, and rarely sees snow :)

  18. Happy New Year Ellie! What a fabulous, frosty, snowy scene. You have used these stamps beautifully to create such a wonderful wintry landscape.

  19. Beautiful scene! It feel so serene and almost romantic. Thank you for playing with the Krafty Chicks challenge during our technical difficulties.
    Diane - DT

  20. Oh I love this, Ellie! Beautiful snowy background for your cute sheep. I love the muted pastels giving your card such a silent, mid-winter atmosphere.
    Happy New Year to you and thank you for sharing your beautiful project at the Path of Positivity.
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  21. Super wintry scene, as someone with sheep on their land, I hope I don't see too many days like this, especially as lambing season approaches! Thanks for linking your card up at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  22. What a smashing project!
    We always love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
    We really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  23. Beautiful scene and card :) Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  24. What a gorgeous scene you have created! Love it.

  25. Great winter scene.. like the snowflakes!

    Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *Owner*Critter Crazy Challenges
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  26. Beautiful scene! Love the neutral color theme! Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner


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